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Research Scientist

Job Posting 21356. Apply at Careers at MIT.

The Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering seeks a Research Scientist The position will be directly responsible for advanced nuclear fuel development, testing and simulation. This involve working with various autoclave systems, MIT Nuclear Reactor, and campus wide equipment to perform material testing and characterization. The position will also be responsible to perform heat and mass transport experiments and simulations to support nuclear fuel testing and analysis.

Responsibilities will include: nuclear fuel testing in out-of-pile autoclaves at high temperature and pressure; nuclear fuel testing in in-pile autoclaves at high temperature and pressure in MIT Reactor; instrumentation of high temperature fuel testing experiments; post testing examination of nuclear materials; simulation of advanced fuels and experiment rig performance with multiphysics software; electrochemical potential measurement of fuels under ionizing radiation with different environments; supervising and mentoring researchers on advanced fuels behavior under high temperatures and radiation; and other duties as assigned.

The research program involves an over $2 million grant involving at least 5 different Co-PIs in close collaboration with the nuclear industry and national laboratories. The position requires preparing reports (20–40 pages) based on the student and researcher input on the mentioned topics. Leading and contributing to high quality conference and journal publications is also required.

Quaifications required Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering, or closely related discipline with a minimum of 5 years of related experience; publication and innovation record, as evidenced by peer-reviewed journal articles, conference proceedings, or technical books; demonstrated experimentalist in area of nuclear materials testing and characterization; experience with performing high pressure, high temperature autoclave testing; experience with commercial software in modeling thermo-mechanical behavior of fuels and experimental rigs; excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to work in large multidisciplinary research groups and build relationships; and experience on mentoring students & researchers

Preferred Experience with nuclear engineering, nuclear fuel, radiation testing, advanced instrumentation, thermal-hydraulics, modeling and simulation.

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer.All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin. MIT’s full policy on Nondiscrimination can be found here.


Technical Associate I

Job Posting 21355. Apply at Careers at MIT.

The Laboratory for Nuclear Security and Policy seeks postgraduate, pre-doctoral applicants interested in furthering their knowledge of nuclear security matters to apply for the position of Technical Associate. This position is designed to further the applicant’s understanding of technical nuclear and international security issues in order to facilitate a future application to graduate school.

Responsibilities include research for publication the effects of nuclear and advanced conventional weapons; summarize document research results and present findings at lab meetings; carry out independent literature reviews; write and present summaries of research to lab supervisor; perform data analysis on findings to reach novel conclusions; carry out interviews with government officials; write basic code related to technical assessments and carry out original calculations, and validate calculations against other published work; and perform other related duties as required, including work performed at lower levels, when necessary.

Required Bachelor’s degree; a minimum of two years educational/work background in a relevant technical discipline (Physics, Applied Mathematics, or Nuclear Engineering are preferred); superb command of English, both written and spoken, with a demonstrated ability to structure complex technical documents and write with clear and precise prose; discretion in selecting research directions, finding and reviewing papers, and synthesizing research findings; programming facility with a computational mathematics packages (Mathematica, Python, or MatLab) is required.

Applicants with a bachelor’s degree is in a nontechnical discipline will be considered if they can demonstrate significant facility with science and technology topics as evidenced by completely original past work

Preferred Subject-matter knowledge in nuclear-weapon effects, missile systems (including accuracy, navigation, and aerodynamics), and/or electrical-grid simulation; experience with knowledge transfer in a public-policy setting; knowledge of the LaTeX typesetting language.

The program especially welcomes the opportunity to train individuals who identify as Black/African American, Hispanic/Chicano, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander; who are LGBTQ, gender non-conforming, physically disabled, or in other ways disadvantaged by their status.

The employee may request a reduction in work hours to take additional coursework at an accredited university in order to strength their graduate-school applications. A 15% reduction for each course enrollment is permitted, up to a maximum a 30% maximum reduction.

Apply at Careers at MIT. Include with your CV, a letter of motivation, and two reference contacts, relevant transcripts and up to two publications in one joint pdf file. Underrepresented minorities are especially encouraged to apply. MIT is an equal opportunity employer. Applications received by June 30, 2022 will be given priority.

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer.All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin. MIT’s full policy on Nondiscrimination can be found here.


Jobs at the MIT Plasma Science and Fusion Center

The MIT Plasma Science & Fusion Center is hiring innovative, motivated, and qualified individuals to execute its mission of accelerating the development of fusion energy. A leader in fusion research, the PSFC is an idea meritocracy with a tradition of relentless innovation and lively, engaging technical discussions.The PSFC is seeking outstanding individuals with a track record of excellence across a wide variety of areas to join its team: technicians, machinists, designers, engineers (mechanical, electrical, power, cryogenic, nuclear), physicists, fiscal officers, and support staff. Successful candidates will work with a stellar team of students, scientists, engineers, and staff on one of the most challenging and important problems facing humanity: the delivery of clean, sustainable, and societal-scale energy on a timeline to combat global climate change.

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